I get temple headaches that are unbearable at times. They are in one temple or the other, but not both, although sometimes they do bounce back and forth. I have these headaches every day, all day and night, but they vary in strength. Sometimes they are nagging headaches, no biggie, but other times they hurt so bad, I just want to curl up and die. Some are a stabbing pain that even hurt my eye balls. Nothing in particular seems to set them off, and nothing in particular seems to make them go away.
I've been to many doctors for these temple headaches, and they've ruled out migraine headahces, cluster headaches, stress headaches, and sinus headaches. Every doctor I've been to tries different medications, but nothing helps. None of the doctors can figure out what is causing these headaches or how to treat them. I am looking for help in finding a doctor that can help me. I have Medicaid insurance which seems to be a big issue with most headache instututes. I'm desperate. I've been going through this for 2 1/2 years, and sometimes I wonder if I can keep going at this pace. I've been put on disability. HELP! Thank you!
My first thought is to see a "true" Migraine specialist. Only this type of doctor devotes his entire practice to headaches and Migraines. Neurologists may say they are headache specialists, but it is difficult for them to do because they treat so many different conditions like MS, stroke and epilepsey. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.
Having said that, when you call the Migraine specialists, they may not take Medicare, so that is another problem. If you don't have the money for a specialist (I totally understand - I was just approved for SSDI) you may want to see if there is a teaching university near you. Sometimes they have some really fine headache clinics attached to them.
Here are some links you might check out that could help:
GENERAL CHRONIC PAIN
Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain
Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain
Common Foods That Cause Pain
Music Therapy Can Relieve Pain
Let us know how you make out, ok?